Dubai Tennis Championships: Sania Mirza and doubles partner Caroline Garcia advance to pre-quarter-final with hard-fought win

Sania Mirza and her partner Caroline Garcia registered a hard-fought win over Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva and Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik to advance to the women's doubles pre-quarterfinals at the Dubai Open.

Press Trust of India February 19, 2020 10:07:45 IST
Dubai Tennis Championships: Sania Mirza and doubles partner Caroline Garcia advance to pre-quarter-final with hard-fought win
  • Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her partner Caroline Garcia registered a hard-fought win over Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva and Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik.

  • The Indo-French pair beat their Russian opponents 6-4, 4-6, 10-8 in the first round match.

  • The Sania-Garcia combine will now meet the fifth seeded duo of Saisai Zheng of China and Barbora Krejcikova of Czech Republic in the round of 16.

Dubai: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her partner Caroline Garcia registered a hard-fought win over Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva and Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik to advance to the women's doubles pre-quarterfinals at the Dubai Open on Tuesday.

Dubai Tennis Championships Sania Mirza and doubles partner Caroline Garcia advance to prequarterfinal with hardfought win

File image of Sania Mirza. Reuters

The Indo-French pair beat their Russian opponents 6-4, 4-6, 10-8 in the first round match.

The Sania-Garcia combine will now meet the fifth seeded duo of Saisai Zheng of China and Barbora Krejcikova of Czech Republic in the round of 16.

The 33-year-old Sania was returning to action at the Dubai Open after recovering from a calf injury which had cut short her campaign at the Australian Open in January.

Sania's first Grand Slam outing after a two-year maternity leave had ended with an early exit when the Indian ace retired mid-way during her doubles first-round match because of a right calf injury.

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